It was a big win for Nigeria on Saturdayevening as they beat Algeria 3-1 in Uyo, making it their second win of Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifying officially making Nigeria become the first team to defeat Les Verts of Algeria two goals since Ivory Coast at AFCON 2015.
L. Ikeki reported that a goal from captain John Mikel Obi and two from fellow Chelsea teammate Victor Moses sealed the win for Gernot Rohr’s men despite a fightback from Algeria in the second half.
Victor Moses put the Super Eagles in front after 26 minutes with a low shot from inside the area after Hicham Belkaroui failed to defend well and then in the 42nd minute, Mikel Obi received a well timed straight pass while in the 18 yard box and then slotted into the net after looking up at the linesman to see if he would be flagged offside.
Algeria with top players like Mahrez of Leicester City already in their ranks, then attacked ferociously in the second half as Bentaleb canvassed a brilliant shot into the top corner in the 52nd minute.
With two minutes to go before the end of the match, Victor Moses sent the fans at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo into ecstacy, as he scored his second of the night in stoppage time after beating the keeper at the near post with a good placed shot.
Nigeria are now top of their World Cup qualifying group after Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Zambia, making it six points from two matches for Gernot Rohr’s men.